To be eligible to compete in the Outstanding Teen Competition you must:

  • Candidates must be at least thirteen (13) years of age by the first day of the State Competition (June 4, 2023) and no older than eighteen (18) years of age on December 31, 2023.

  • Be a United States citizen.

  • Be within the 40 mile radius of the city of McAlester.

  • Meet character criteria as set forth by the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization

  • Be in reasonably good health to meet the job requirements.

  • Be able to meet the time commitment and responsibilities as set forth by the Miss McAlester’s Outstanding Teen Organization.

  • Must not be eligible to compete in the Miss America Competition.


  • Private Interview – 25%

  • Talent – 35%

  • Evening Wear/On-Stage Question – 25%

  • Lifestyle and Fitness – 15%

The entry fee for Teen candidates to compete in Miss McAlester’s Outstanding Teen is $100 cash/check/money order. Entry fee is non-refundable.

All candidates are required to have the necessary competition wardrobe, however, we encourage you to utilize what you have in your closet or borrow from a friend.


It is not necessary to spend a small fortune on clothing for our local preliminary.